My husband is a big Star Wars fan and I had been planning to make this for him for awhile. I had originally ordered some hand dyed fabric from the now closed Dye Stitch Love. This is the piece I ordered called Full Moon 18 count Aida.
Now we all know that hand dying fabric is an art and not a science but I was really sad when I received this fabric. The photo on the website was more of a smoky white and black which was exactly what I was looking for. I took a photo with the Black 310 DMC that is about 95% of the design, and I didn't think it would contrast well with that fabric.
So I decided to try one of my favorite fabric and floss dyers Nguyen at Fiberlicious. And she really came through in a big way for this project! Here is the fabric I purchased from her "Ashes to Ashes."
With more lighter white areas I felt that the Black floss would pop more. Here are some of my progress photos of this design...
And here is it completely finished!!
This is the needleminder I used of Princess Leia from Gina's Unique Boutique.
When I returned to my hometown this summer I was able to take this piece to be professionally framed at Wheaton's Frame Shop, and here is the FFO Finished project!
I hope to update you with the rest of my 2017 finishes before the end of this year! Until then...Happy Stitching!